Author Archives: Derrick

New Bird Photographed – American Oystercatcher

What do you know… another new bird seen for my life list in Connecticut back in May!  Again, this was at the Coastal Center at Milford Point, Connecticut. While scouring the coastline for shorebirds, I came across my first american … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Black-bellied Plover

It seemed like a near endless variety of species when I visited Connecticut this past May!  Once again, the new species was a shorebird that was mixed in with other species – the Black-bellied Plover! The hotspot?  Still the Coastal … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Short-billed Dowitcher

Funny story about this species… I didn’t even know I spotted it until I reviewed the pictures I took in May! I ran into a mixed flock of shorebirds at the Coastal Center at Milford Point in Connecticut, which was … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Common Tern

Connecticut continued to be a great place in May to look for new species I’ve never seen before. At the Coastal Center at Milford Point, I found a mixed flock of shorebirds and terns sitting just off shore.  Many of … Continue reading

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DONE!

After an exhaustive two day stint this past weekend totaling 20+ hours, we are officially done with what I coined the ‘nightmare project’! The weekend work consisted of a layer of landscape fabric to be nailed to the dirt first, … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Semipalmated Plover

The quest for new shorebirds continued on the Connecticut coast in May. I don’t know if we just picked the right shore spots to go on our single day visit to Connecticut or if it is always this bountiful, but … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Least Tern

Once I saw my 200th species of bird, the flood gates just opened up.  While in Rhode Island in May, I got my first glimpse of least terns.  They were pretty far away at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, but … Continue reading

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